- Feb 15, 2015
- New York, New York
I believe these might be the period version of modern day gingersnaps. These period recipes are perfect for the holiday season and come from the Ladies Indispensable Assistant by E. Hutchinson 1852. It's a very fascinating volume for anyone who wants to know everything a 19th century woman would find helpful in her daily life.
Ginger Nuts - No. 1
Take one quart of molasses; mix with it one pound and three-quarters of sugar, one and a quarter of butter, seven of flour, four ounces of ginger, a nutmeg, and a little cinnamon.
Ginger Nuts - No. 2
Melt three quarters of a pound of butter with a pint of molasses and half pound of sugar. When col, mix with it three pounds of flour, half an ounce of ginger and a little rose-water.